Eques Headstander (Abramites eques)
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208 Litres (55 US G.)
10.2-15.2cm (4-6 ")
6.5 - 7.0
21.7-25.6°C (71 -78 °F)
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: Magdalena River basin in Colombia.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- This fish is difficult to sex visually, mature females may be slightly plumper than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A semi-aggressive fish that should not be kept with fish smaller than itself. They do best in an South American set up with fish such as Silver Dollars and Severums.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- A herbivorous fish that will need a vegetarian diet including vegetable pellets and flake and blanched vegetables. Will nibble aquatic plants.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Best kept in a large tank with some hiding places and plenty of open swimming space, with décor such as bogwood.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A semi-aggressive fish that will tolerate its own kind.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Headstanders are identifiable as they will swim and hover head-down in the water, giving them their common name. The Eques Headstander is mottled in colouration with a pale base colour and dark grey irregular banding. The fins are mostly translucent with some grey colouring at the bases.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )